Sunday, November 11, 2012
What an amazing comeback from the GOAT Roger Federer in his semifinal against Andy Murray. He started the match by immediately getting broken and just had the kind of flat, tired look to him that he had in the Gold Medal match and the Shanghai semi that he played against Murray. I admit that I didn't really like his chances. To me it just kind of felt like he was tired from a long season and didn't have enough left, and Murray seemed inspired, ready to make his first final in London. How wrong I was! Unlike yesterday, he converted on his first break point to get it back on serve again, and unlike yesterday, though he got down a minibreak in the tiebreak he come back from that and played some great points to take the first set.
Losing the first set seemed to really discourage Murray, not to mention the great crowd support Federer was getting, and it all went downhill for him from there. And Roger was on fire with the momentum of that first set. It was a very happy day for Federer and his fans and he now has the opportunity to win his seventh World Tour Finals, his third in a row.
Novak Djokovic had a comeback of his own after losing the 1st set to Del Potro. Who will triumph in this final pitting #1 against #2?